Alec Baldwin Criticizes Late Night Hosts For Becoming 'Grand Juries'

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After video surfaced Tuesday of Last Week Tonight host John Oliver grilling Dustin Hoffman about a sexual harassment allegation from 1985, Baldwin tweeted in support of Hoffman, arguing that late night shows like Oliver's serve as uninformed "grand juries" on sexual misconduct.

"I want to see the people who really did something get convicted... but I don't want to see innocent people get hurt either", he explained further.

While Baldwin engages in late-night comedy in the form of his Donald Trump impression on "Saturday Night Live", his issues seem to be with the likes of John Oliver and Stephen Colbert.


"You certainly want to see everybody who's guilty of something - who've done bad things, wrong things, and hurt people - get punished", he said.

The actor defended his late show criticism on Megyn Kelly Today Thursday, saying he doesn't want innocent people to get in trouble. "But I don't want to see innocent people get hurt either".

The Departed star expanded on his comments during a Thursday morning (07Dec17) appearance on US show Today, when he tackled the sensitive subject with broadcaster Megyn Kelly.


"For me what's different, is that what's odd, yes there are people, this is no excuse, but 40 years ago there was a kind of way that people had, a kind of sexualized byplay, a kind of fooling around that was wrong", Baldwin said of Hoffman.

"And there are people who say that if an entire television show and all very well paid crew and cast of that show lose their jobs, year ago that was used as means of leveraging the woman to keep quiet: you don't want to put all those people out of work". "From a few things you've read you've made an incredible assumption about me".

Actor Alec Baldwin is posting tweets and making statements that are critical of late night television hosts over comments they make on individuals in Hollywood who have been accused of sexual assault.


"Women were more in a submissive, subjugated posture", Kelly added.

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